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Valentine's Gift-Wrap Booth Benefits Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (February 3, 2000) -- Even "fools in love" can act sensibly this Valentine's Day. Once you've purchased the perfect gift for the object of your affection, come and visit Fox Chase Cancer Center's gift-wrap booth at the Willow Grove Mall.

The Marlyn R. Fein Chapter of the Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center is sponsoring the gift-wrap booth on the 3rd level of the mall, by the elevator. Wrapping services are available for a small contribution from February 10th to the 14th during mall hours.

Donations vary depending on the size of the gifts. All proceeds raised at the booth will go directly to cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Anyone with some free time and a giving heart can volunteer. For more information, please call Fox Chase's Board of Associates office at 215-728-2441.

The Marlyn R. Fein Chapter is one of seven member organizations of the Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates, representing more than 700 volunteers who conduct fund-raising and educational activities in support of the Center.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at:

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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